Cinnamon Chai Cream Pie

It’s too early to utter the word holiday, to think about stocking stuffers, or heaven forbid, hum White Christmas in public (or on the internet) for fear of someone wiping out their make shift voodoo doll and lighting you on fire. There’s something about the thought of “the holidays” before Black Friday that just sets some people off.

I can’t blame them, seeing red and green decked aisles in August really puts a sour taste in my mouth. But, personally, I start thinking about the holidays as early as mid July. It’s not that I want to skip down the aisles of those stores filling my cart with more holiday decorations. Nope, its the little trinkets I find here and there that I know will make someone smile come Christmas morning. I don’t tell anyone. I just sneak them in and hide them away.

But something changed in the air last week, and I found myself singing out load (in the privacy of my own home) to one or two new albums I had to add to my holiday collection as I started to day dream about mistletoe and perfect bows.

I wont add the holiday music to my MP3 player for a few more weeks – I promise. But for those of us who get into it – don’t hate us for it. As long as I’m not shoving my jingle jangle down your throat, let me have my holiday mojo as long as I want it in my own home or car without fear of persecution.

Now, what would the holidays (or maybe just a Thursday in November) be without a little pie to get us through?

Please go check out all the other awesome post in this weeks collection of holiday goodies!


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  1. says

    Hahahahaha! Yes I am secretly getting my jingle jangle on too. I just bought my weight in Christmas sprinkles and cookie cutters. I even put a little peppermint in my hot chocolate this week. It is just kinda creeping up on me….and yes I might have sung Silent Night to my little man to put him to sleep last night.

  2. says

    Oooh… I love the hazelnut crust. That sounds like the perfect things to go with the cinnamon pudding and chai whipped cream filling!
    I’m not quite ready to acknowledge how close we’re getting to Christmas, but I think this pie would go a long way to making me a little more comfortable with the idea. :) (Still, no carols until mid-December… any earlier than that is just *wrong*.)

  3. says

    I busted out my “rudolph” jammies and some christmas tunes last weekend – there’s no going back, now! I love the holidays, so this post is totally relatable. And that pie! I’d like a slice right now, please :)

  4. says

    I start thinking about the holidays well, I basically never STOP thinking about them. I just like to take each one as it comes rather then fast forwarding past a few. I’m like you though with little trinkety stuff, I buy it all year if I see it and just hide it. It makes Christmas shopping a whole lot less stressful when I already have a few things. Um and this pie, heeeeello!!!!! Chai Pie, YES PLEASE!!!!!

  5. says

    Beautiful cream pie! The crust is fantastic! I listen to and sing Christmas music all year long. Since I’ve done it forever – family, friends and everyone I know just considers it one of my many quirks! ….and I’m okay with that!

  6. says

    This looks amazing! I love anything chai and your photos, as always, are perfect. I’m holding out on the holidays also, but I did catch myself humming Joy To The World on the way home from the store today. Shhh – don’t tell anyone!

  7. says

    Never too early to spread the Christmas cheer! I’ve been saying Merry Christmas to people all wee. They do seem to inch away from me though. Chai Whipped Cream = omg. Can you pretty please come round to ours for Xmas??? New Zealand’s not tooooo far way…..:P

  8. says

    I’m totally trying to plan ahead for the holidays…but that never seems to work out! However, I do know I’ll be making this for my family. They love chai, and this will make them so happy! Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous post!

  9. says

    I think I just found this year’s Pass the Sushi holiday recipe! 😀 I’m ok with the jingle jangle when people are celebrating, but I don’t care for the stores trying to rush me. At my house, I keep at least one piece of Christmas out all year. Just because I can. And I’ve had my Christmas scented candles out for two weeks and my wreath up too! Bring it on. I’m ready for “Merry”!

  10. Darci says

    Kim, I’m making the whip cream, but it’s not getting as fluffy as I’d like. It seems a little runny. What am I doing wrong?

    • Kita says

      Hi Darci,

      I am sorry, I was traveling and am just now seeing this. Were you able to make the whipped cream work for you?


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